Significant findings of a medically urgent nature - General radiography

Playlist contributed by: Andrew Murphy

This is a playlist for radiographers, nurses or students to peruse during downtime at work, it's a useful way to fill your time and it will hopefully help you understand the subtlety of radiographic abnormalities.

The Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia has a list of significant abnormalities they expect radiographers to understand.

This is a long playlist showing examples of each pathology as they appear in plain radiography. It has cases demonstrating:

  • acute dislocations
  • soft tissue signs of occult fractures
  • fractures around the hip & pelvis
  • disruption to the lines of alignment of cervical spine lateral projection & soft tissue signs of underlying injury
  • non-alignment of the lateral masses of C1 & a break in the odontoid peg - fracture/dislocation of C1/C2
  • fractures involving the thoracic, lumbar &  sacrococcygeal spine
  • foreign bodies in head, neck chest & abdomen, particularly in the paediatric patient
  • pneumothorax (spontaneous &  tension), pneumomediastinum
  • mis-positioning of important chest tubes &  lines
  • bowel (small &  large) obstructions, sigmoid volvulus, pneumoperitoneum
  • ureteric calculi

Radiographic image interpretation can be as hard as you want it to be. Remember this is a basic playlist and does not cover the intricacies of each individual injury, completion of this playlist will aid you in your studies/work life BUT there is almost always more to know.

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Pneumomediastinum
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Please contact Andrew if you have any queries/comments. 

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